Thursday, February 21st, 4:30-5:30 CST. Writing the Biography of a Watershed (2 hours). Chuck Bomar, Professor of Biology, UW-Stout.Webinar on getting to know your watershed. We will discuss how to identify the boundaries of your local watershed and its ecological, geological, biological and social history in current time. Understanding the context of these variables will provide teachers a cross disciplinary approach to understanding the water that flows through their community.

Presenter Bio
Chuck Bomar is a Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie Wisconsin. He teaches courses to majors and non-majors, including Science, the Environment and Sustainability; Ecology and Entomology, with primary focus of getting students outside to enjoy nature. His research interests focus on grasshoppers as colonizers of restored grassland ecosystems. He has also worked with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the local Trout Unlimited chapter to monitor local stream restoration projects. He has served on many regional, state, and international boards of organizations with an environmental focus, and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Orthopterists’ Society.
Chuck on a visit to a Mayan site in Guatamala

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Earth Partnership resources for teaching about watersheds
Click here and look under the heading "EPS Activities" to see some ways you can teach water cycle and watershed concepts.